‘Dawson’s Creek’ Star James Van Der Beek Says He Was Sexually Harassed By ‘Older Men’

Environmental Media Association Awards, Los Angeles, USA - 22 Oct 2016
James Van Der Beek has revealed he too was a victim of sexual harassment.  The Dawson’s Creek star, 40, spoke out about his experiences as a younger actor in Hollywood after slamming those criticizing the women who have spoken out about Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual misconduct.

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Taking to Twitter late Wednesday night, Van Der Beek said he had been the target of older men.
“I’ve had my a** grabbed by older, powerful men, I’ve had them corner me in inappropriate sexual conversations when I was much younger,’ he tweeted.
“I understand the unwarranted shame, powerlessness & inability to blow the whistle. There’s a power dynamic that feels impossible to overcome.”
His comments came after he slammed those who judged the women who have alleged that they were sexual assaulted or harassed by Weinstein.
“For anyone judging the women who stayed silent, read this for perspective. Also for anyone brushing off harassment as ‘boys being boys’…What Weinstein is being accused of is criminal.”
“What he’s admitted to is unacceptable – in any industry. I applaud everybody speaking out,” Van Der Beek added.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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